The Witte System in Russia – Airline Baron and Railway Count

Kirjailija: Vladimir von Witte, Christina Witte von Schwanenberg

Sivumäärä: 236

ISBN: 978-952-94-2830-4

31,90  24,90 

Vladimir von Witte toimi Finnairin Moskovan ja Leningradin toimistojen johtajana eri vakansseilla. Tältä ajalta von Witte kertoo mieleenpainuvimpia tapauksia, jotka valottavat ainutlaatuisella tavalla toimintaa Venäjällä ja muuallakin antaen lukijalle autenttisen ajankuvan tuolloisista tapahtumista. von Witte kuvaa kirjassaan mm. KGB:n järjestämistä murhayrityksistä.

Sergei von Witte toimi Venäjän tsaarinajan viimeisimmissä hallituksissa mm. valtionvarainministerinä. Chiristina Witte von Schwanenberg kertoo kirjassa tapahtumista Tsaarin Venäjällä ja Kreivi von Witten vaikutuksesta mm. Venäjän rautatieverkoston kehitykseen.

Varastossa

In the 1960’s relations between east and west were strained. The cold war made free direct contacts between people and organizations from the opposing side difficult and influential friends were often used to make initial contacts. Mr. Vladimir von Witte, fluent in Russian and with his position in bilateral cooperation in transportation often had the responsibility for introductory engagement “Behind the iron curtain”. The Soviet secret police didn’t leave him alone. When he refused to cooperate with the KGB, it reacted. The book includes events of a man who enabled many business and political advancements, but also had to bare attempts of defamation, threats to his life and at certain point pressure for him to leave the country.
The story additionally goes beyond the Baron exploring the von Witte legacy, including the story of the Finance Minister, Count Sergei Witte, from the family tree of the Baron, it raises many unknown facts about this famous relative, who was the introducer of “capitalism” in Russia. His modernization plan according to the western example, was following the American System, where railroads were vital for large-scale national development. These two life-stories resemble one another. One story focuses on the career of an “airline man” and the other story concentrates on the “railway man” Count Sergei Witte and to his period of economic upswing during the last year of tsarist Russia.

Paino 0.320 kg
Mitat 20.5 × 13.0 × 1.4 cm